Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion
  • Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)
    Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization with a vision to lead the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies toward the best…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 170 manufacturers, clinicians, and scientists from 22 countries committed to improving transfusion…

  • BEST Meetings
    BEST Meetings

    BEST meetings are held twice per year. and attendance is open to all members. Invited guests may attend with pre-approval of the Chair.

  • Press Releases
    Press Releases

    Official notices regarding significant publications, special events, and member news.

  • Recommended Procedures
    Recommended Procedures

    Several best practice documents are available for download

  • Sponsorship
    Sponsorship

    Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount; providing a…

Latest News

BEST 30th Anniversary Symposium

Save the Date! November 6, 2021

Retirement Celebration Symposium

Innovation/New Blood-Derived Products Symposium Announced by Sanquin

Call for Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture Applications

Applications for November 2021 Symposium are being accepted now thru August 31, 2021

Member News

  • BEST Meeting LXII  will be held in person in Los Angeles, California 13-14 October 2021 for those able and willing to travel. The meeting venue is the Marriott in Marina del Rey, located very close to LAX airport. The meeting RSVP will be available at a later date. We will be also hosting the meeting sessions on Zoom.
  • Members who wish to invite MEETING and/or CONFERENCE CALL guests must have the pre-approval of the Chair. Please submit your requests for approval well in advance of each event. Approved guests will receive a separate Registration & Dinner RSVP, as well as meeting materials, and must complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). This applies to all Virtual Meetings as well.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

Fall 2021

Calfornia

BEST LXII Meeting

The Fall 2021 Meeting is scheduled for 13-14 October 2021.
Important News:

  • The meeting location is the Marina del Rey Marriott, located very near LAX Airport. We will be closely monitoring the situation as circumstances arise.
  • The City of Los Angeles is moving toward a proof of vaccination requirement for indoor activites. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
  • THE RSVP is now available in the members area.
  • As with all meetings, guests must be approved in advance by the Chair.

 

Spring 2022

Zoomlandia

BEST LXIII Meeting

The Spring 2022 Meeting is planned for Warsaw, Poland 22-23 April 2022.

Important News

  • We plan to hold the meeting in the Hotel Bristol with the BEST Dinner at the Royal Castle
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have no further details at this time.

 

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How often are BEST Meetings held?

Meetings are held twice per year and are open to all BEST Members. Member attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged and allows the opportunity for highly productive discussions. Meetings will be held whenever reasonably feasible in conjunction with professional society meetings commonly attended by members.

An invited guest of a current BEST Member may attend an individual BEST Meeting with pre-approval of the Chair.

How do I become a BEST Member?

A call for Scientific Membership occurs every four years. The next call will open in January 2018. Instructions on how to apply will be posted on this website. The application period will close approximately May 2018, after which time the Executive Team will make their selections. The new 4-year term will begin following the conclusion of the October 2018 meeting.

Individuals who are members of organizations interested in becoming sponsoring members should view the information HERE.

How do I get information on Sponsorship?

Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount and providing a Member at meetings to participate in discussions.

More details may be found HERE.

For information about sponsoring BEST Collaborative, please contact The BEST Collaborative Chair, Michael Murphy, MD.

How do I retrieve my login credentials?

Please be aware that passwords are encrypted and current passwords cannot be retrieved, verified or sent to you. You must use the "Forgot Login?" function to reset your password. You may change your password in the "My Membership Info" in the Members Area once you successfully log in.

The "Forgot Login" function has the capability of retrieving your username. You must have access to the same email address used for your membership information. If you no longer have access to that email address, please contact the the BEST Executive Director at eileenselogie@besetcollaborative.org .

Please be aware that NO user information will be sent to anyone other than directly to the individual to which it belongs. Requests for login assistance by other colleagues cannot be honored.

How do I get Meeting Materials?

All meeting materials are posted in the Members Area of the website. Files are secure PDFs and are not able to be sent directly to individuals.

Meeting materials are posted approximately 2 weeks in advance of each meeting.